Google Closes Censored Search Engine in China

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Google has made good on its threat to close google.cn, the search site it

was running in China. The site’s search results were censored, with searches
for terms like ‘human rights’ and ‘Tienanmen Square Massacre’ coming up empty.
The site had also been attacked multiple times by hackers, with human rights
activists’ private Gmail accounts broken into by hackers within China. The Chinese
government has denied responsibility for the attacks. Google’s chief legal officer says
“it seems that things are getting tighter for open expression and freedom.”
Read the New York Times article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/technology/23google.html?pagewanted=1&hp


Google has made good on its threat to close google.cn, the search site it

was running in China. The site’s search results were censored, with searches
for terms like ‘human rights’ and ‘Tienanmen Square Massacre’ coming up empty.
The site had also been attacked multiple times by hackers, with human rights
activists’ private Gmail accounts broken into by hackers within China. The Chinese
government has denied responsibility for the attacks. Google’s chief legal officer says
“it seems that things are getting tighter for open expression and freedom.”
Read the New York Times article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/technology/23google.html?pagewanted=1&hp


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